Lightweight Non-Ferrous Alloys
High Performance Non-Ferrous Alloys
Advanced Alloys and Processes
Bulk metallic glasses
Advanced casting processes
Shape memory alloys
Metal matrix composites
Complex concentrated alloys
Mines Advanced facilities coupled with member company semi-solid die-casting facilities
- Mines foundry and physical metallurgy laboratories include induction and muffle melting furnaces, acoustic mixing and molten metal stirring capabilities
- Differential thermal analysis-DTA that includes simultaneous DSC and TGA, dilatometry up to 1600°C.
- Extensive light and electron microscopy, XRD, XPS, chemical analysis
- Extensive mechanical testing facilities: tensile, compression, impact, fracture toughness, hardness, fatigue, damping capacity, wear and tribometry
- Heat treatment – solution annealing and aging furnaces
- ThermoCalc and HSC thermodynamic data computer packages.